FP Editor’s Picks – Newsletter


DECEMBER 27, 2022 | 
 
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1  Putin’s playbook. Russia’s military buildup and tough rhetoric over Ukraine have sparked fears of an invasion. The country’s historical record suggests that these concerns are overblown, Eugene Chausovsky writes.  
 
 
2  Moral giant. Desmond Tutu’s death should be a call for all South Africans to take charge in building a more just and equitable South Africa, Eusebius McKaiser writes.   
 
 
3  Direct challenge. Israeli leaders detest Gaza because its existence—and its centrality to Palestinian revolutionary activism—challenges Israel’s founding myth, Somdeep Sen writes.  
 
 
4  Path to peace? Ethiopia’s civil war has only escalated since igniting more than a year ago. FP Editors rounded up our top reads that explain how the conflict deepened—and what should be done next.  
 
 
5  Fresh start. As 2021 comes to an end, the hope that characterized the start of the year has faded—but there’s a lot to look forward to in 2022. Here are five reasons to be optimistic about the new year, rounded up by Charles Kenny.